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Copyright and Trademark Information
Copyright © 1997, 2020 The COOL House Plans Company

The COOL House Plans Company products and services are protected by United States Copyright Law and International Treaty Provisions. You may not modify, duplicate in any form, rent, lease, loan, distribute or create derivative works based on information provided in whole or in part. Any reproductions or modifications by means now known or hereafter invented, without the express written consent of The COOL house plans company is strictly prohibited and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

By purchasing the minimum of a full set of House Plans you are granted the right to build that home one time (Unless otherwise stated).

Only the original purchaser has the right to build one home from the plans purchased, you may not rent, lease, loan, give, transfer or sell the plans. A client may purchase plans for a builder to build a home for the client.

Because it is illegal to create derivative works without having purchased the right to do so, even if you are planning on making extensive changes to the design, copyright laws require you to purchase a copy of the plans.

Common Misconceptions
Under International Copyright Laws...

It is illegal to make copies from home blueprints. You may however make up to 12 sets of prints (build the house 1 time) when you purchase a reproducible vellum set from The COOL House Plan Company.

It is illegal to have plans drawn based in whole or in part on plans presented by The COOL House Plans Company house plans, catalogs, designs, web pages, or marketing literature without having first purchased the plans.

It is illegal to build a home more than once without purchasing additional Construction Licenses (unless otherwise noted).

It is illegal to rent, lease, loan, give, transfer or sell The COOL House Plan Company house plans. Only the original purchaser has the right to build from the building plans purchased.

Warranties and Disclaimers

The information, plans and specifications contained in these documents is provided "as is" without warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. COOL House Plan Company assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these pages or other documents which are referenced by or linked to these web pages.

References to corporations, services and products, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall The COOL House Plan Company be liable for any special, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibilities of damage, and on any theory of liability arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of the information.

These documents could include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors. The COOL House Plan Company assumes no liability for errors or omissions in these documents and reserves the right to make changes at any time.


The COOL House Plan Company and the The COOL House Plan Company logo are trademarks and service marks of The COOL House Plan Company. All other brand and product names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

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Secure Online Home Plan Ordering

The COOL House Plan Company uses its own Secure Server for Online Orders and Credit Card transactions using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology provided by Authorize.Net.

We provide Secure, On-Line I-Check service for those of you who would rather pay with a check.

We provide Secure, On-Line PayPal service for those of you who would rather pay with a PayPal account.

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The COOL House Plan Company Privacy Policy

We hold the privacy and security of our site visitors and members in the highest regard. The following information explains what kind of information is gathered on our site and how that information is used.

We can be reached via email at info@coolhouseplans.com, postal mail at The COOL House Plan Company, 2121 Boundary Street, Suite 208 Beaufort, SC 29902, or you can contact us by telephone at 1-800-482-0464. Please bring to our attention any instance where you feel these policies have been violated.

What's collected and what's not?

You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. While IP addresses (the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user's session, the user remains anonymous. Tracking IP addresses gives us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user's session is tracked, but the user is anonymous. The user's browser also lets us know the type of computer and operating system being used.

We retain the e-mail addresses of only those who have requested or downloaded products from us.

Is supplied credit card information retained?
After your order has been processed, shipped and verification of delivery has been obtained, your credit card information is eradicated from our files.

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What Do Our Sets of Home Plans and Garage Plans Include?
Construction blueprints are detailed, clear and concise. All blueprints are designed by home designers and/or licensed architects and each home plan is designed to meet one of the nationally recognized building codes (the Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code, International Residential Code, or Basic Building Code) at the time and place that particular home building plan was drawn.
The blueprints for most home designs include the following elements, but the presentation of these elements may vary depending on the size and complexity of the home and the style of the individual designer/architect:

Exterior Elevations: show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and measurements.

Foundation Plans: include drawings for a standard, daylight or partial basement, crawlspace, pier, or slab foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included. (Foundation options will vary for each plan. If the home you want does not have the type of foundation you desire, contact the designer/architect of your plan.)

Interior Elevations: (call 1-800-482-0464 before ordering to confirm) show the specific details of cabinets (kitchen, bathroom). We suggest contacting local cabinet and fireplace distributors for sizes and styles.

Schematic Electrical Layouts: (call 1-800-482-0464 before ordering to confirm) show the suggested locations for switches, fixtures and outlets. These details may be shown on the floor plan or on a separate diagram.

Detailed House Floor Plans: show the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc., of each level of the house.

Due to regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, it is impossible to include detail on heating and plumbing work on your plans. The duct work, venting, and other details will vary depending on the type of heating and cooling system (forced air, hot water, electric, solar) and the type of energy (gas, oil, electricity, solar) that you use. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your builder, contractor, and/or local suppliers.

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Home Plan Information Policy
Although The COOL House Plan Company and our affiliated house designers and architects make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our plan information, we reserve the right to make corrections on our floor plans and/or elevations if changes occur.
Note: Photographed homes may be modified from their original construction documents to suit homeowners' preferences.

Special Note:
Attention CA, OR, SC, WA, and NV residents: Our house plans do not meet Earthquake Seismic/Wind code requirements. Energy Analysis is not included.
Attention GA, SC, FL, and NC Coastal residents: Plans may have to be engineered to meet local Hurricane/Wind codes.
Attention AL, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, ID, LA, KY, MD, MA, MN, MI, NV, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, UT, and VA residents: Plans may have to be engineered to meet local building codes. Please call your local building department before placing order.

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The COOL House Plan Company Shipping Policy

Damage to Home Building Plans during Transit: If you do receive a damaged item, sign the receipt and write "Damaged" next to your signature. If you suspect the package is damaged but have not yet opened it, ask the delivery person to give you an opportunity to physically inspect the package in their presence. If that is not possible, save the carton and all packing materials for inspection by the shipping company. In any case, please contact The COOL House Plan Company and we will reship your order and resolve the situation as soon as possible.

Returned Shipments: If a order is returned to us by the shipping company, either because no one was home to accept delivery, or any other reason, please be aware that we will be unable to credit shipping charges on any returned orders.

Product Availability: In the unlikely event that an item you wish to order is out of stock or temporarily unavailable, we will notify you in writing, phone, or e-mail. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will ship your ordered item as soon as possible. If we will not be able to ship an item within 10 days from receipt of your paid order, you may request a refund.

Freight Terms: FOB Shipping Point

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USA and General Shipping Time Information

All orders are typically fulfilled the next business day if ordered before 2:00 PM EST. A shipping day includes business days only - weekends are no included in official shipping days. Carrier may take until 7:00 PM to deliver package.

Product Tracking Information

You will receive an e-mail order confirmation immediately after placing your order.
Review Sets and/or AutoCAD files may be shipped Regular US Mail (designer preference).
If you have questions, e-mail us at info@coolhouseplans.com or call our offices at 1-800-482-0464, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 PM EST.

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Conditions of Sale Policy

Purchaser agrees to comply with all local codes and building regulations. The house plans featured in The COOL House Plan Company web site are prepared by independent building designers and architects. All plans comply with national recognized building codes (either the Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code, or Basic Building Code) in effect at the time they were drawn. Because local and state building regulations vary from region to region and are constantly changing, absolute conformance to purchaser's specific requirements is impossible. Therefore, COOL House Plan Company authorizes the sale and uses of these plans expressly conditioned upon the purchaser's obligation and agreement to strictly comply with all applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements. Note that certain states require the services and seal of an architect registered in that state.

Purchaser agrees to check and verify all dimensions and materials before construction. Due to regional variations, COOL House Plan Company cannot and does not guarantee the availability of any materials or products suggested or specified on plans. Any discrepancies or questions must be reported to the respectful designer/architect prior to the start of construction.

Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house only, and that the plan or any part of it will not be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the copyright owner.

Prices and conditions are subject to change without notice. All sales are final, no refunds.

All construction plans ordered through The COOL House Plan Company are provided as-is and The COOL House Plan Company disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including merchantability or fitness of purpose. Construction plans may not be returned for credit and/or refund under any circumstances. The COOL House Plan Company is not liable for incidental, special, consequential, or indirect damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits, business opportunity, or other economic loss arising out of the use of services or any construction plans received from The COOL House Plan Company even if The COOL House Plan Company has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

It is the customer's responsibility to ensure the accuracy, compliance with applicable statute or regulation, and fitness of purpose of any plans or construction information received from The COOL House Plan Company prior to use thereof. In the event any liability is imposed on The COOL House Plan Company, The COOL House Plan Company's liability to you or any third party shall not exceed the price paid for The COOL House Plan Company's product.

It is the customer's responsibility to verify the contents of an order they place with 30 days of receiving said order. In the event that an order is missing specific items or contains the wrong plan, customer must contact The COOL House Plan Company immediatly.

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All pricing published on our website are in US Dollars.

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Pricing and conditions subject to change without notice.

Due to the very large number of plans and price options for those plans offered by The COOL house plans company, data entry and other errors inevitably may occur in the text and pricing shown on this website. Consequently, please be advised that The COOL house plans company reserves the right to correct such errors as they are discovered, and no order and pricing with respect to that order shall be final until confirmed by The COOL house plans company.

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Beaufort, SC 29902

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